December 14, 2016

EP05: Mike Hix, Fly Tying and Fly Fishing, Part 1

In episode #5 part 1, I sit down with Mike Hix on Thanksgiving day and we speak about fly fishing and fly tying. Mike is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to fishing and especially in the fly tying space. We focus on tying flies and how to progress into higher quality equipment. Additionally, I pick his brain about types of flies and hatches during certain parts of the year.

Topics covered:

  • Mike's passion for fly fishing and where/when fly tying became a hobby?
  • What is the basic equipment needed for an amateur fly tyer?
  • What is the typical progression in terms of mastering certain fly patterns?
  • What is Mike's favorite fly/flies to tie?
  • Dry Flies, Wet Flies, Soft Hackles, Emergers, Nymphs, Terrestrials, Streamers
  • Commercial fly tyer produces upwards of 36,000 flies annually… How many do you tie in a year?

You can contact Mike at: mikehix@yahoo.com

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